Thursday, April 12, 2012

REMOVING SKIN FROM FRUIT

Click below to listen to Chefs Jackie and Jeff talk about these recipes and tips:



Chefs will tell you that you eat first with your eyes, then with your nose, and lastly with your mouth. Food is very visual, and making your look good is important to the overall dining experience for your family and friends. Take a little extra time preparing your fresh fruits and vegetables by properly skinning, or peeling, them. Here are some tips to help you along.

REMOVING SKIN FROM FRUIT

Courtesy of Chefs Jackie Olden and Jeff Calley © 2012


For tomatoes, plums, peaches and similar fruits with thin skins:

1. Bring a large pan of water to boil
2. Score the bottom side of the fruit with a knife in an X mark.
3. Dunk the scored fruit into the hot water for 30 seconds to one minute (until skin begins to peel away from the score marks
4. Retrieve the fruit with a slotted spoon and allow to cool on a paper towel
5. The skins will simply slip off the fruit

It's just that easy. Cut your fruit and remove the seeds. Use your thumbs to remove seeds from tomatoes to make your fresh salads last longer and look more beautiful.


Have you got a great recipe, cooking tip or food story to share with the Too Fun Chefs? Email us and we might just share them with everyone else out there listening. Email: Jackie & Jeff

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